than 30 seconds. you'll be cleaning at 230 degrees. but the x5 is more than just a mop. first, it's a multi-surface floor steamer. second, it's a carpet steamer. third, it's a handheld steamer. fourth, it's a window, glass and mirror steamer. and fifth, it's a great garment and upholstery steamer. now, the x5 uses ordinary tap water. you can use hot water or you can use cold water. there's no pressure. it heats up in less than 30 seconds, and you can adjust the steam, and even when it's full, it weighs less than five pounds. it's easy to use and it's lightweight, and remember, when you clean with steam, you sanitize, you deodorize and you clean, all at the same time. the steam will break down the dirt, and when you combine the dirt-trapping power of microfiber, you've got double trouble for all your floors. in your kitchen or your bathroom, the steam will break down the dirt, the grease and the grime and the microfiber clll trap it in there.